Jan 28, 2017

Will Ven. Rathana Thera resign or not? Featured

Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera has convened his close confidantes today (28) to decide on whether to resign from his Parliament seat or not.

Matters pertaining to several political decisions too, are to be discussed, reports add.

At the present, General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) - minister Champika Ranawaka has formally requested the Thera to inform of his decision on whether the Thera would continue to function in the party Central Committee.


Meanwhile, speaking at a media briefing recently, Co-Chairman of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, Ven. Hedigalle Wimalasara Thera said that after the elections, Ven. Rathana Thera had assured before a Central Committee meeting that he would resign from his Parliamentary seat if he needed to work independently.

Explicit explaination

Under this backdrop, Ven. Rathana Thera has agreed to make an explicit explanation on this issue surrounding his MP portfolio after today’s discussion, internal sources from TV Derana says.